Saturday, March 01, 2008

 

Prince Harry

Why Prince?

Prince of what?

Many in the media and the British military are upset with Matt Drudge because he disclosed Prince Harry's whereabouts. From Newsweek:
Despite the british government's concerted effort to preserve the secret, a veteran Taliban field officer claims he was scarcely surprised by the disclosure that Prince Harry was serving with Britain's troops in southern Afghanistan. Fearing that insurgents would specifically target Cornet Wales (the prince's military title) and his fellow soldiers if his presence in the battle zone were publicly revealed, the top British brass did everything possible to prevent leaks about his deployment on Dec. 14 to Helmand province. But talking to newsweek via satellite phone from that region last week, deputy commander Mullah Abdul Karim recalled getting an urgent message from Taliban intelligence in late December or early January that "an important chicken" had joined British troops in his area of operations. Karim promptly sent his men hunting for the prince. "He is our special enemy," says Karim. "Our first option was to capture him as a prisoner, and the second, to kill him."
Gee, what was the third option? They failed. Why was that?

I have seen many articles denouncing Matt Drudge for disclosing information regarding Prince Harry's deployment to Helmand province; all of them are ridiculous. Matt Drudge has every right to report on Prince Harry's whereabouts. The operative question is why the moniker of "Prince" exists at all in Western society.

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